Top 5 Stock Photo Resources

If you run a website or blog chances are that you need photos for your posts and pages on a regular basis.  Well, you’re in luck, we’ve put together a resource of 5 stock photo sites. We don’t have any affiliation with them, they’re just sites we like to use to find images for our content.


This is a paid-for service offering royalty-free stock photos on a pay-as-you-go option or monthly and yearly subscriptions. Fotolia offers images, vectors and videos and is ideal for marketing and digital agencies.

Prices are reasonable if you’re using images for website content, starting from £0.63.

You’ll need a more realistic budget for high-resolution projects such as advertising, magazines, brochures, illustrations, billboards, HD videos and presentations but not unreasonable for the image sizes and quality.

Fotolia is now Adobe Stock.

This royalty-free images site may appeal to budget-conscious individuals. It’s a subscription-based service with a yearly subscription of around £99, but shorter subscriptions are available too. You can download photos, illustrations, web graphics and fonts.

The Animation Factory

Similar to, the Animation Factory focuses on animated clipart, PowerPoint templates and video backgrounds. Great for those on a lower budget. A yearly subscription starts at around $59.


For those with no budget, stock.xchng offers free stock photos. You may find the photo quality not as good as the previous paid-for services and there is less choice, but you have to consider, they are free photos.

This stock media website offers free stock images and other media from a community of creatives. It’s good for those with little or no budget.

These are only a few stock image resources, there are others, such as and Please feel free to comment and share your own stock photo preferences.

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